Welcome From Our Principal
I am so excited to welcome you to Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School. If you haven’t met us yet, you’ll find our student centered learning community to be warm and caring while maintaining high expectations for our girls as they continue on their path to college completion.
We are guided in our work by our North Star to College Completion. As you enter our school building and visit classrooms, the office, the library or even the cafeteria, you will see a reflection of this mission. The five points on our North Star are character development, academic achievement, family and scholar satisfaction, organizational stability and staff engagement, and college knowledge.
- Character Development- you will see our students participate in programs such as Second Step, share in experiences like morning and unity meetings and explore in a Mindfulness and Yoga class.
- Academic Achievement- we are committed to provide our students with a joyful and rigorous academic experience. Student thinking will be pushed through learning experiences in guided reading, close reading, CGI, and Math Investigations. In addition, we have compartmentalized Math instruction in upper grades and Science in all grades.
- Family and Scholar Satisfaction- our families are our cornerstone and are supported through home visits to start the year, regular Chat ‘n Chews with the principal, regular calls from teachers and annual events such as the Welcome Back Potluck and the Gratitude Luncheon.
- Organizational Stability and Staff Engagement- we value and support our amazing educators through team building activities, high quality professional development and clear coaching structures.
While college completion is our long term vision, providing a joyful and rigorous educational experience in partnership with our families is our immediate calling. We look forward to welcoming all our scholars for the 2017-2018 school year!
Tomasz Krzyzostaniak, Principal